Downtown Lafayette Christmas merry and bright holiday

Downtown Lafayette Christmas: A Merry & Bright Holiday Series

What began in 2019 as an effort to spark holiday joy, continues as Downtown Lafayette Unlimited produces “Merry & Bright” a series of family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette.

Downtown Lafayette Christmas

Calendar of Events

Lighting of the Tree Concert Downtown Lafayette Christmas
Christmas Carnival Downtown Lafayette
Candlelight Christmas Downtown Lafayette
Movies in the Parc Downtown Lafayette

Celebrate in Downtown Lafayette All Month Long

Merry & Bright Holiday Series Sponsors

Tis the Season of Giving – Thank you for the tremendous generosity of our sponsors. Without you, Merry & Bright wouldn’t be possible!

Merry & Bright Christmas

In an effort to spark holiday joy, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited is producing “Merry & Bright,” a series of safe, family-friendly holiday events in Downtown Lafayette sponsored by Coca-Cola. The seasonal celebration includes a Christmas tree decorating contest, a competition for best holiday window display, a concert featuring Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, and a Candlelight Christmas with traditional carols — all taking place throughout the month of December.

Find out more on the Downtown Lafayette and Downtown Alive! Facebook pages. 

Downtown Lafayette would like to extend a holly, jolly thank you to all of the sponsors who made Merry & Bright Christmas a possibility this year: presenting sponsor Lafayette Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Meritus Credit Union, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission, CGI, Evangeline Bank and Trust, Cox, First Horizon, Jones Walker, Basin Arts, Chase Tower, Holly and Smith Architects, and Broussard & David.

View all Downtown Lafayette Christmas events

The events below are part of the Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas. To view all Christmas events, visit the events calendar page.

2022 Merry & Bright Downtown Christmas Official Events

Christmas Tree Extravaganza
December 1 – 31 | Parc International

Downtown Window Wonderland
December 1 – 31 | Jefferson Street + various locations Downtown

Lighting of the Tree Concert ft Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Sunday, December 3 | Parc International | 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Sonic Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 4 | Jefferson Street | 1:00 PM

Christmas Carnival / Sonic Christmas Parade After-Party
Sunday, December 4 | Parc International | 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Candlelight Christmas
Sunday, December 8 | Parc International | 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Movies in the Parc: Christmas Edition ft The Polar Express
Saturday, December 10 | Parc International | 3:30 – 7:30 PM

All Merry & Bright events and other Christmas events and activities hosted in Downtown will be listed on the Downtown Lafayette online events calendar.

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